Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
3 hrs 5 mins
Four struggling bohemians – a poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher are living together in Paris, when one freezing Christmas Eve their lives are changed forever. A girl named Mimì knocks on their door looking for a candle light, and she and Rodolfo fall in love.
However, the rush of love at first sight soon gives way to something much darker – it becomes clear that Mimì is desperately ill, and that Rodolfo, in his poverty, cannot provide for her. Our bohemians try to find their way, but are soon sharply awoken to the harsh realities of life…
April 23 , 2022 New Covenant Reformed Church, Oradell, NJ
Musetta Mezzo Soprano
Colline Bass Baritone
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
2 hrs 07 min
Dr. Dulcamara Bass Baritone
As the simple, good-hearted Nemorino, he enchanted audiences with his larger-than-life personality as well as his golden voice. Dr. Dulcamara provides the elixir of the title that helps Nemorino win the heart of Adina, the girl of his dreams.
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(The Prodigal Son)
One-act opera, 40min
Lia (Mother) Soprano
Siméon (Father) Baritone
Azaël (Son) Tenor
Claude Debussy was the most influential French impressionist composer. In 1884, He composed L’enfant Prodigue in a form of Cantata and also it had been performed as an opera since then.
At sunrise Lia (soprano) laments the absence of Azaël (tenor), her prodigal son, an outcast after leaving his home to pursue the world's pleasures. Siméon (baritone) is weary of her constant thinking of Azaël. After the appearance and dance of young villagers, Azaël enters, and is joyfully reunited with his mother. She urges Siméon to forgive and welcome him home which he does, calling for a feast of celebration and singing praises to God.
L’enfant prodigue is one-act opera which has a motive of a prodigal son from the Bible.
June 9, 2019 New Covenant Reformed Church, Oradell, NJ
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